• (5.0) 1 reviews
  • MSRP: $17,084$29,012
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 15-17
  • Engine: 382-hp, 5.5-liter V-8 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 7-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2011 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class

Our Take on the 2011 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class

Our Take

The CLS-Class, a sedan with coupelike styling, comes in two models: the CLS550 and the high-performance CLS63 AMG. The CLS-Class competes with the likes of the Audi A8, BMW 650 and Jaguar XK.Changes are minor, with the previously optional Sport Package now standard on the CLS550, including 18-inc... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Automatic transmission operates awkwardly at times
  • Brake pedal feel
  • Steering too light
  • Heaviness
  • Backseat headroom
  • Backseat entry and exit

Notable Features

  • New &quot
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  • telematics system
  • Standard Pre-Safe system
  • Standard air suspension
  • Standard six-CD changer
  • Standard satellite radio


Consumer Reviews


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Can't believe I'm falling in love so fast.

by Fast and smoothe from Phoenix, Tucson, AZ on June 28, 2014

I've driven a Lexus LS for almost 10 years. Actually 4 of them, all late models. I never thought I'd trade in that nice Lexus ride for a Mercedes, but here I am driving one and loving it. The smaller ... Read Full Review

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Crash-Test Reports


Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2011 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class.

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,900 per year.

Warranty Coverage





Roadside Assistance Coverage


What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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